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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stop Hagel!

As I reported yesterday, there is a real chance to still stop the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel is anti-Israel and soft on Iran, and he would make it easy to decimate the budget of the Department of Defense. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

State Of The Union 

If you didn’t stay up for the State of the Union last night, I don’t blame you. It offered little in the way of innovative policy proposals or bipartisan aisle-crossing and instead focused on a recitation of Obama’s first term “accomplishments” and an unapologetic defense of Big Government. Only many of Obama’s claims were dubious at best. It would take twenty pages to examine all of Obama’s claims, so I’ll focus below on just a few. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What’s He Hiding?

The Senate Armed Services Committee was scheduled to vote today on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense. If his nomination is voted out of committee, some Senate Republicans are signaling that they are prepared to filibuster Hagel’s nomination, a move that would require that Hagel receive 60 votes in the Senate to be confirmed. Hagel may not have enough support in the Senate to beat a filibuster. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Neurosurgeon’s Speech

Ben Carson is a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who spoke before President Obama at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. In his speech, Carson denounced political correctness and pointed out that freedom of speech is one of our God-given rights and that political correctness tries to smother it. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

No Deal!

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, released a statement yesterday rejecting the so-called “modification” submitted by the Obama administration to the HHS contraceptive mandate.

The administration had proposed allowing more religious groups to opt out of having to directly pay for the employees’ contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. But it offered no exemptions for private businesses owned by committed Christians that don’t want to pay for them. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Boy Scouts Update

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Most Fear The Federal Government

Ronald Reagan once said that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” It turns out most Americans still agree with the Gipper.

A recent Pew Research Center for the People and the Press poll found that 53% of Americans believe the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. That’s up from 45% in 2003 and 36% in 1995.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Compromise?

Friday, February 1, 2013

"Shock & Disbelief" 

With 55 Democrat votes in the Senate, President Obama's cabinet nominations should be a slam dunk. But in recent days, many senators refused to take a position on the controversial nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. They said that they would wait until after the confirmation hearing to make a decision. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hagel's Hot Hearing 

President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today and ran into a "buzz saw." Liberal websites were burning up the blogosphere this afternoon with commentators saying Hagel's performance was a "disaster."